Juventus Benches Cristiano Ronaldo In The Season Opener, Has Match Winner Nullified By VAR


Juventus has been a hub of rumors this season since the conversations about the potential transfer of their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo. His future at Juventus is still uncertain because of the rumors and the club authorities wanting to cut down on their massive expenses due to his huge wage costs. 

The match ended in a two-goal draw as a splendid header from Cristiano, who started the match on the bench and was put onto the pitch in the 60th minute had a goal nullified by VAR. It was a controversial goal in the last minute of the match and could have won the match for Juventus. 

Although the rumors about his transfer died down after the club manager, Allegri made an announcement on Sunday that Ronaldo would be staying, they have fueled yet again as the 5-time champions league winner asked to be put on the bench for the game. 

According to Pavel Nedved, the vice president of Juventus, the decision for Ronaldo to be put on the bench was mutual because the conditioning of the players is not at the best level and this has no indications about Cristiano leaving the club. The club was ahead by two goals in the first half itself, however, they were equaled by Udinese in the second half.

Juventus Vs Udinese Match Highlights

Juventus was put in the lead by Paulo Dybala’s opening goal during the second minute of the game. The second goal was scored in the 23rd minute by Cuadrado. However, Udinese managed to equal the scoreline in the second half with an impressive performance. 

Cristiano Ronaldo came onto the pitch in the 60th minute to make an impact on the game and in the 94th minute made a tremendous and powerful header that seemed to be the match-winner for Juventus. Ronaldo even removed his shirt to celebrate but the goal was nullified by the VAR technology claiming it to be offside.